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Notice given 27 November 2008

1041  Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister—With reference to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet publication, Australian Government: One Year Progress Report , dated November 2008:

(1) How much funding has the Government allocated to compile, produce, publish and distribute this publication.

(2) Which Government departments and agencies were involved in the compilation, drafting, production, printing and distribution of this publication.

(3) How many departmental staff were involved in the compilation, drafting, production, printing and distribution of this publication.

(4) How many departmental staff hours were expended in the compilation, drafting, production printing and distribution of this publication.

(5) (a) How many hard copies of this publication have been produced; and (b) have these, or will these, publications be direct mailed or sent through unaddressed mail.

(6) How much has been budgeted towards distribution costs for this publication.

(7) Were any external consultants required to help produce this publication; if so, for each consultant: (a) who was the consultant; (b) what did the consultancy cost; and (c) can an itemised list of the expenditures of the contract be provided.

(8) Was this publication, or elements of it, focus group tested; if so, how much did that research cost taxpayers.

 

 (9) How many soft copies, or a weblink to this publication, have been distributed electronically.

(10) Have soft or electronic copies of this publication been distributed through the databases acquired from third party organisations or websites, including GetUp! and trade unions.

1042  Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation ( transferred to the Special Minister of State on 3 December 2008 )—With reference to the private-plated Toyota Prius vehicle provided by entitlement to the Prime Minister:

(1) As of 27 November 2008, what was the odometer reading for the vehicle.

(2) As of 27 November 2008: (a) what was the most recent odometer reading in the department’s records for the vehicle; and (b) what was the date of that odometer reading.

(3) On 1 January 2008: (a) what was the most recent odometer reading in the department’s records for the vehicle; and (b) what was the date of that odometer reading.

(4) Is the vehicle home-based by department criteria in Canberra or Brisbane.

(5) On 27 November 2008, was the vehicle physically located in Canberra or Brisbane.